Accidents Injuries Legal Terms Glossary

Navigating Accident and Injury Cases: A Comprehensive Glossary of Key Legal Terms

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  • Breach of DutyA failure to meet the required standard of care, violating the legal duty owed.

  • Comparative NegligenceLegal doctrine that assigns fault and reduces compensation based on the plaintiff's degree of responsibility for their own injury.

  • DamagesMonetary compensation awarded to a plaintiff for losses or injuries suffered due to another party's negligence or wrongdoing.

  • Duty of CareA legal obligation to exercise reasonable care while performing acts that could foreseeably harm others.

  • Informed ConsentPatient's voluntary permission for medical treatment after full disclosure of risks, benefits, and alternatives.

  • NegligenceThe failure to exercise reasonable care, resulting in damage or injury to another party.